I'll start by saying this, I've owned a lot of cars....like a looooot. I'm also the stereotypical "car guy". I've worked as a technician, a service writer, a service writer, and an extended warranty claims adjuster. I've owned a truck, Jeep, BMW, two 350z's, a Mustang GT, and a 5th generation Camaro SS....and those are the only noteworthy ones. The others were boring sedans or "one foot in grave" mechanic specials. Beyond that, I've driven countless other vehicles, let's say, enthusiastically. I've owned my Veloster Turbo for just over a month now and I absolutely love this thing! Is it the fastest car I've ever driven, of course not. Is it more fun to drive than any other vehicle I've owned? Without question! And yes, that includes the Zs, Mustang, and Camaro. Beyond the "fun factor", this car is an incredible bang for the buck. It gets great gas mileage considering how often you'll keep your foot in it to keep boost rolling for the fun factor bits. As far as reliability is concerned, my work as a technician and extended warranty claims adjuster is my justification for rating it so high. In all my years of dealing with the repair of vehicles from practically every manufacturer out there, Kia/Hyundai always avoided the shops a bit more frequently. So much so that as a claims adjuster(2 years worth), I only saw TWO claims come through for a Hyundai/Kia. The repair? A $5 coupler and a couple hours of labor. To put that into perspective, I alone would handle Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, GM, Ford, and Honda/Acura claims where each manufacturer would have a running total of somewhere around $50,000-$200,000 in repair costs to the tune of 20-500 individual claims housing thousands of repairs....within SIX MONTH! This car is absolutely fantastic. Huge fun-factor, great gas mileage, super reliable, and probably the best bang for the buck out there in terms of RELIABLE hot hatch. Absolutely love this car!